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Again review based on the Coronavirus action that IOA like Universal strictly adhered to before their forced closure, as a previous visitor the magic is still there, especially Hogwarts lightshow & fireworks after dark on the last day of business (Sun 15 March) which was rather poignant as most staff were very unsure of their job situation.

Universals Islands of Adventure

5 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 28 Mar, 2020

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Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ - TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice winner as the #1 Amusement Park in the World… 5 YEARS IN A ROW!!!

Located right next door to Universal Studios Florida and included in the price of your Explorer Ticket, you'll experience the innovative thrills and unexpected adventures of Universal's Island of Adventure theme park. Plus, for the first time ever, join Hagrid™ as you fly far beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle on a thrilling roller coaster ride to discover the rarest magical creatures.

Our guide to Universal’s Islands of Adventure

There’s a reason why this park has won the TripAdvisor best theme park award 5 years in a row… You are totally transported into legendary worlds where super heroes, beasts, and magical creatures stand before you. Explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™ where you can enter Hogwarts™ castle and the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Swing high above the city streets with Spider-Man. Be catapulted up to 67mph on a high-speed roller coaster rampage on The Incredible Hulk Coaster®. Plus A new set of tracks is making its way through the jungles of Jurassic Park. Prepare to experience the VelociCoaster, coming to Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Summer 2021.

Islands of Adventure really is where the adventure begins!

Tips & Tricks - Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Check the weather forecast and plan to visit Universal’s Islands of Adventure on the hottest day. It has air-conditioned and undercover queues, and is considered the ‘cooler’ option of the two Universal theme parks.

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Our guide to Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal Orlando

Jurassic World VelociCoaster - A New Species of Roller Coaster

A new set of tracks is making its way through the jungles of Jurassic Park. Prepare to experience the VelociCoaster, coming to Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Summer 2021. Board your vehicle for a high-speed dash through the park’s raptor paddock. You’ll feel the rush of the hunt as you race alongside these nimble predators, twisting and soaring above the land and water.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™ - NOW OPEN

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™

For the first time ever, join Hagrid™ as you fly far beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle on a thrilling roller coaster ride that plunges into the paths of some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™

Make your way through the familiar classrooms and corridors of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Then soar above the castle grounds as you join Harry Potter™ and his friends on an unforgettably thrilling adventure, coming face-to-face with magical creatures! This amazing attraction uses groundbreaking technology (and a little magic) to create a one-of-a-kind ride experience.

Flight of the Hippogriff™

Flight of the Hippogriff™

Follow Hagrid's instructions as you learn the proper way to approach a Hippogriff, which has the head of a giant eagle and the body of a horse. Then you’ll take off on a family-friendly coaster that spirals and dives around the pumpkin patch, and swoops past Hagrid's hut.

Hogwarts™ Express: Hogsmeade™ Station

Hogwarts™ Express: Hogsmeade™ Station

Nestled within the charming village of Hogsmeade™, this is where you can board and ride the Hogwarts™ Express to King's Cross Station in the London area of Universal Studios Florida™. Get ready to encounter characters and creatures from the Harry Potter™ books and films. When you arrive in London, pop around the corner to find the secret entryway into Diagon Alley™. Universal Explorer Ticket Required.

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®

Face a cast of Marvel characters as you soar above the streets, scale skyscrapers and battle bad guys left and right. The high-definition 3-D graphics are so vivid, you might catch yourself counting the stitches on Spider-Man's gloves. Just watch out for the 400-foot freefall.

The Incredible Hulk Coaster®

The Incredible Hulk Coaster®

Feel the strength and rush of becoming a super-powered Hulk on this high-speed roller coaster rampage.

Raptor Encounter

Raptor Encounter

The fear is real at the Raptor Encounter. Not only the most intelligent dinosaur on Isla Nublar, raptors are also one of the most dangerous. Your experience begins at an electrified paddock where Blue is contained. You'll learn some interesting facts about the clever carnivore and try to slowly approach her to snap a photo. But don't make any sudden movements because her dagger-like teeth are just inches away!

Jurassic Park River Adventure

Jurassic Park River Adventure

Relive the original Jurassic Park on a thrilling river raft adventure. You’ll ride through the jungle and see dinosaurs in their natural habitats.

Skull Island: Reign of Kong

Skull Island: Reign of Kong

Brave the dangers of a 1930’s expedition that’s caught in a clash between prehistoric predators and fearsome creatures. As ferocious beasts battle, King Kong hurls himself between you and certain doom. But is he friend, or foe? With each primal roar. Each chest pounding thud. One thundering truth comes clear: This is his home, his kingdom. Only he reigns.

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges®

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges®

Set sail for uncharted hilarity as you help Popeye the Sailor Man rescue Olive from the clutches of that big blowhard Bluto. Brave white-water rapids as this twisting, turning raft ride makes you wish you'd have brought your spinach... and a towel.

Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®

Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®

All hail Doctor Doom®! The Fantastic Four's arch-nemesis has taken fear to new heights! As a subject of Doctor Doom's monarchy of Latveria you have no choice but to submit to his latest evil experiment – a diabolical device created to extract every ounce of fear from your body so that he can use it against the Fantastic Four™.

Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls®

Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls®

The setting: the Canadian North Woods. The villain: that notorious scoundrel Snidely Whiplash. The hero: bumbling Royal Canadian Mountie Dudley Do-Right. The plot: Snidely Whiplash has made off with the fair Nell Fenwick and trapped her in a saw mill, and it's up to Dudley Do-Right to ride to the rescue.

Storm Force Accelatron®

Storm Force Accelatron®

The mutant mastermind Magneto has returned with another cunning plan to defeat the X-Men and threaten the world. The only thing standing between him and victory is the super hero Storm, who is able to summon the forces of nature at her command.

Pteranodon Flyers

Pteranodon Flyers

Kids of all ages will enjoy this slow, gentle attraction that suspends riders beneath the 10-foot wingspan of a Pteranodon, a prehistoric flying reptile.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish™

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish™

Dr. Seuss's delightful children's book comes to life in this ride that kids (and parents) will love. Climb aboard One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish™ and take the controls as you steer your colorful fish up, up, up and down, down, down.

Poseidon's Fury

Poseidon's Fury

It's an explosive undersea adventure! Venture through the darkened ruins of the ancient Temple of Poseidon. Here you'll find an archaeologist from the Global Discovery Group who leads you deeper and deeper into the mysterious temple.

Reviews

Average 4.8 out of 5 (15314 customer reviews)

★★★★★ ★★★★★

Again review based on the Coronavirus action that IOA like Universal strictly adhered to before their forced closure, as a previous visitor the magic is still there, especially Hogwarts lightshow & fireworks after dark on the last day of business (Sun 15 March) which was rather poignant as most staff were very unsure of their job situation.

5 stars:

Julie Raynes reviewed 28 Mar,2020

Great park, easy to find everything

5 stars:

Laura Macdonald reviewed 26 Mar,2020

All good and amazing theme park!

5 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 25 Mar,2020

Fantastic! So much to see and do. Something for everyone, but most rides are only suitable for adults.

5 stars:

June Perez reviewed 24 Mar,2020

Some great rides, especially Hagrid

4 stars:

Steve Anderson reviewed 23 Mar,2020

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Universal’s Islands of Adventure

What is Universal's Islands of Adventure?

Islands of Adventure is one of the 3 Universal Orlando Resort parks sitting alongside Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Volcano Bay. This park is themed around comic books.

What time does Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure Open?

Park opening times can vary. We recommend checking directly with the Universal Orlando Resort for up to date information.

What to do at Universal's Islands of Adventure

Universal parks offer something for everyone and Islands of Adventure is no different. There's thrilling roller coasters, exciting water rides, cool character experiences and a whole Dr Seuss inspired land for the younger ones. Some of our favourite areas here would include the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and Marvel Superheroes.

Is Universal Studios better than Islands of Adventure?

Both parks have something to offer guests. They are connected through the Hogwarts Express, which allows guests to easily hop between Diagon Alley in Universal Studios and Hogsmeade/Hogwarts in Islands of Adventure. You will find a variety of different rides in both parks from Jurassic World to Harry Potter, Marvel Superheroes and Minions. There is so much to enjoy making them both great for all ages and preference of ride. As park hopping is so easy at Universal Resorts, we recommend making the most of this feature which is included in all of our UK tickets. You can visit our Universal Orlando Resort ticket page for more information

How do I get from Universal Studios to Islands of Adventure?

Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure sit side by side. The front gates are 2 minutes walk from each other (passing by the mouth-watering Toothsome Chocolate Emporium) or you can hop on the Hogwarts Express which connects the Wizarding World of Harry Potter of Universal Studios (Diagon Alley) to the one in Islands of Adventure (Hogsmede Village)

Is Universal's Islands of Adventure part of Universal?

Universal Orlando Resort had 3 parks: Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay.

How many days do I need for Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure?

Depending on the time of the year, queues within the parks can be busy. During low season, a day in each park should be enough, although during busier times of year an extra day or two may help to experience everything Universal Orlando Resort has to offer. If you have limited time or travelling during peak season, we recommend upgrading to a Universal Express Pass ticket.

Is Diagon Alley in Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure?

Diagon Alley is in Universal Studios Florida whilst Hogsmead Village and Hogwarts Castle are in Islands of Adventure. The two are connected via the Hogwarts Express

How far is Islands of Adventure from Universal Studios?

The two parks sit side by side making hopping between the two parks vary easy either on foot or through the Hogwarts Express ride

Is the Wizarding World of Harry potter in Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure?

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter sits across both parks. Diagon Alley is in Universal Studios Florida whilst Hogsmead Village and Hogwarts Castle are in Islands of Adventure. The two are connected via the Hogwarts Express

Is Islands of Adventure in Universal Studios?

Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are two separate parks and, together with Volcano Bay, part of Universal Orlando Resort

Are Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure connected?

Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are two separate parks connected together through the Hogwarts Express ride.

What is the difference between Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure?

Both Universal parks offer something for everyone and will have a mix of roller coasters, simulators, character encounters and shows. Universal Studios offers a greater number of indoor rides whilst Islands of Adventure is home of some fantastic water rides including Jurassic Park.

Can I hire a buggy or wheelchair at Universal Orlando Resort?

You can hire electric mobility scooters and wheelchairs directly with Universal at an additional cost

Is smoking allowed at Universal Orlando Resort?

Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas

Is Islands of Adventure a water park?

Islands of Adventure is Universal's second theme park with fantastic roller coasters, simulators and shows. It also has a whole area, Toon Lagoon, dedicated to water rides in addition to Jurassic Park River Adventure.

When did Islands of Adventure open?

Islands of Adventure opened in 1999 and continues to create new rides and experiences. Most recently Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opened in 2019 and Jurassic Park the VelociCoaster is set to open Summer 2021

How many roller coasters are there in Islands of Adventure?

Islands of Adventure will soon have four roller coasters:The Incredible Hulk Coaster, The Flight of the Hippogrif, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure and in Summer 2021 Jurassic Park the VelociCoaster.

How much does Islands of Adventure cost?

The 1 day 1 park Universal tickets can only be purchased in the States, prices vary depending on season and can range between $110 plus tax to $140 plus tax. The 3 Park Explorer ticket is a great way to access all 3 Universal parks offering great flexibility and value for money.

Is Halloween Horror Nights in Islands of Adventure?

Islands of Adventure was home to Halloween Horror Nights in 2002, since then the event has always taken place in Universal Studios.

Is there an Islands of Adventure in California?

The only Universal's Islands of Adventure is in Orlando though some attractions (like Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey) can be found in other Universal parks around the world.

What's new in Islands of Adventure?

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opened in June 2019 whilst Summer 2021 will see the opening of Jurassic Park the VelociCoaster.

Is Jurassic Park in Islands of Adventure?

Jurasic Park is one of the eight themed 'Islands' in Universal's Islands of Adventure. These also include: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Marvel Super Heroes Island, Seuss Landing, Toon Lagoon, Port of Entry, Skull Island, and the Lost Continent.

Is Islands of Adventure open during Halloween Horror Nights?

Islands of Adventure will run normal operating hours during Halloween Horror Nights.

Who owns Islands of Adventure?

Islands of Adventure is entirely owned by Universal Parks & Resorts which is part of the Comcast group.

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